Posting Date: 
Job Title:  Accounting Assistant I
Salary:  $53,123.20 – $61,651.20 Annually
Entity:  City of Port Orchard
Closing Date:  2/24/2023


Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. HRA VEBA account may also be provided. Retirement benefits include a choice between PERS 2 or 3 and optional Deferred Compensation. The City recognizes 11 paid holidays and provides 2 personal holidays annually. Vacation leave is accrued at 0.0385 hours per straight time hour paid in the first 2 years of employment, with increases thereafter. Employees earn 0.0462 hours of sick leave per regular straight-time hour paid.

Major Function and Purpose
The function and purpose of the position of Accounting Assistant I is to assist customers and provide basic accounting and general office support for the Finance Department to promote the overall efficiency of the City’s accounting, treasury, licensing/permitting, reporting and data processing operations. This position functions as an entry level Accounting Assistant.

General Function
The Accounting Assistant I performs routing duties in the Finance department, requiring accurate and timely completion of accounting functions and other office support duties as assigned by supervisor or higher level Accounting Assistants. Individuals assigned to this position have moderate discretion in conducting the day-to-day workflow; however, work will be reviewed by the Finance Director, the Assistant Finance Director, other Accounting Assistants, or by an auditor from an agency not affiliated with the City. The Finance Director or the Assistant Finance Director may assign priorities and specific tasks.

Primary Duties

Responsible for cash handling (e.g. receipts, balancing, deposits) and all revenue collection
Processes, receipts, and disburses a wide range of City payments through multiple payment options including cash, check, credit card transactions, and other electronic payments and prepares the daily bank deposit
Provides customer service, handling questions and complaints, in person, via telephone or by correspondence
Accomplishes data entry using a computer system and multiple software application programs, including governmental accounting, word processing and spreadsheets
Processes and reconciles various tax payments including gambling and admissions taxes
Completes forms and reconciles various remittances to State Agencies and Kitsap County for taxes and fees collected at the City
Processes utility account forms and work orders
Prepares and maintains basic spreadsheets, graphs or similar material
Composes correspondence
Processes and prepares various permits and/or license applications, specifically business, taxi, residential/B&B, contractor, animal, and hawkers-peddlers
Assists in processing of business license applications and renewals
Assists in maintenance of general accounting records and files
Assists in managing public records, including scanning documents, and responding to public records requests
Performs related work and special projects as required
Reliable and regular attendance is required.
Other duties as assigned


Knowledge of general office practices and equipment.

Ability to operate personal computers; work in an environment that requires tact and diplomacy; multi-task and deal with frequent interruptions; plan, coordinate, and produce accurate work; create and maintain accounting spreadsheets; compose memorandums and letters; follow stated oral and written instruction; establish and maintain effective communications, both orally and in writing, with staff, other departments and the general public in a professional manner.

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